Ajay Dhandre was born in 1977, Finished B.F.A. (Painting) in 2001, from the Government College of Art, Nagpur. Has won the following awards: In 2003 Kalankan Prayas Dhanbad, Jharkhand & V.V.Oak Exhibition Pune & in 2004 South Central Zone, Nagpur. Has had his first solo show in 2005 at Nehru Centre Art Gallery Mumbai. He has participated in Group shows from: 2000 South Central Zone Nagpur; 2004 K.C.P.Art Gallery, Bangalore; 2003-04 Art Gallery Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal; 2003 & 2005 Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi; 2004 & 2005 Gallery Beyond, Mumbai. Has attended Camps in 2003 at Shimla, Jaipur & at Venue Eye Institute, New Delhi. He has participated in the following shows: 2003 V.V.Oak Exhibition, Pune; Bombay Art Society; Kalkankan Pravas Dhanbad, Jharkhand; All India Art Exhibition, Lucknow UP; 6th Bharat Bhavan International Biennale of Print, Bhopal; All India Fine Art & Crafts Society, New Delhi; 2004 South Central Zone, Nagpur & Maharashtra State Art Exhibition, Mumbai. His works are in the collection of R.P.G.Enterprises Mumbai & Venue Eye Institute New Delhi. He lives and works in Mumbai.